Well, the words that I thought I’d never say, “I’m obsessed with this clean beauty brand” are officially coming out of my mouth. But before you think I’m crazy for not loving clean beauty for years now, let me just say this ….
I live in Florida, the land where make up literally MELTS off your face, even in the dead of Winter. And everything I’ve tried in the clean beauty space has just lacked the chemical bonding of say, Gorilla Glue, that your make up needs here! If you think the humidity is bad where you live, I can promise you, it’s most likely worse here. So when I test beauty products I’m testing their staying power and their ability to hold up against an actual hurricane and, well, I AM IMPRESSED by Ilia Beauty.
If you told me 2 months ago that I’d be reaching for my Ilia beauty products over my other brands I would tell you that you were crazy. But guys, the mascara is MAGIC. The only other mascara I’ve ever used that doesn’t smudge in the humidity besides Soap & Glory is this mascara from Ilia. The word shocked doesn’t even cover it.
And that’s not all, I am loving their foundation (Color: SF1.5) , concealer (Color: SC1) , cheek tint (Color: Haze), highlighter (Color: Polka Dots & Moon Beams), and bronzer (Color: Drawn In). Guys, really, I’m sold. I truly can’t believe it’s clean beauty. The products are beautiful, but more than that they WORK and stay on. The other thing I can’t get over is the glow you get when you use them. I feel like it’s enhancing my skin and coloring instead of masking it. Does that make sense?
But Two Things I’ve Noticed
The foundation is definitely on the lighter coverage side, but the texture is truly amazing. I can’t say enough good things about it.
I will also say I think the cheek/lip tint is too light for my lips, but for my cheeks it’s SPOT ON. I’m typically not a cream blush kinda gal, but Ilia has changed that for me. I kind of live for this cheek tint. For my lips I want to try this one.
So all of that to say I won’t be giving up my former beauty staples anytime soon but I LOVE that I have finally found a clean beauty brand that I actually enjoy wearing and can trust. And truth be told, more often than not, I now have a full face of Ilia on and I couldn’t be happier about it.
Tell me, have you tried it?!